• Kiwano
  • Apple
  • Blueberries

Kiwano melons are spiny little things, which can cause people to glance in shock and walk right on by when in the produce section. However, the interior jelly-green fruit is crisp, tart, and refreshing, and when coupled with it’s already artistic detail, it makes for a fantastic carved fruit!


  1. Rinse one kiwano melon thoroughly and pat dry. Cut off the upper quarter of the kiwano, and shave the other end slightly so that the melon sits flat.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to create apple discs, and secure these, along with blueberries, to the head piece with toothpicks.
  3. Insert toothpicks for ears, and striped fuzzy craft sticks for the arms.
  4. Rest the head piece, a bit off center, on the body of the fruit and serve.

This goes perfectly with a more elaborate fruit platter; however, it’s also a great addition to a multi-course meal, as kiwano is a fantastic palate cleanser between courses. Enjoy!

You can see the original photo at  Robot Vegan!